“Traffic”,” the Bengali star told PTI here.2012,demolition of boundary walls and some structures would be required which the government does not want to do, said an official The Sanskritik Sthal is used for organising the annual Lucknow Mahotsav whichsaid an officialdoes not require so much of space Alsono structure will have to be demolished to find land for constructing a college there But officials have identified six buildings which could be used to house government offices These include two administrative blocks of Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal in Gomti Nagaradministrative blocks of Kanshiram MemorialKanshiram Green Eco GardenBuddha Vihar Shanti Upwan on the VIP road and the Ramabai Ambedkar Rally Sthal During the inspectionofficials found that large parts of the administrative buildings were lying unused The area of these administrative blocks is far more than the requirement of the staff ther, said an LDA official For exampleadministrative block-1 of the Ambedkar Memorial in Gomti Nagar is a three-floor buildingwith a carpet area of 1600 sq m It was constructed after demolishing the office of the Crime Branch Nownot more than 15 staff members use that office The building also has a conference halland offices for LDA vice-chairman and secretary who visit once in a wee, said an official For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shantanu David | Published: December 20 2013 12:37 am Related News Stocking stuffer While Christmas may well be about peacelove and joyit is really presents that spread the cheer Be greedy and pick up these giant stockings at the Second Floor StudioShahpur Jat at Rs 1000 a piece Stuffings not included Hangin round the christmas tree Now that the Aam Aadmi Party has promised to cut utility ratesgo ahead and pick up these fairy lights and baubles from The Wishing TreeShahpur Jatpriced at Rs 450 a string Fruits of winter Fir trees bearing fruit would come under biological impossibilitiesbut Christmas is traditionally the time for miracles Be that anomaly and pick up these pear-shaped baubles from Crazy DaisyMeherchandfor Rs 300 a piece Regarding Rudolph Everyones favourite carol character manifests in felt and fabric at The Wishing ChairShahpur Jat Each foot-high reindeer can gallop into your home for Rs 1950 flights of fancy These flapping fripperies from Crazy DaisyMeherchand Market can hang on walls or from trees The angels are for Rs 500 and the butterflies are for Rs 250 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsRio de Janeiro: Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes The International Olympic Committee’s ruling executive board opens a two-day meeting today its last formal gathering before next Friday night’s opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium IOC top leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro to check the final preparations for the Rio Olympics Getty The meeting comes less than a week after the IOC board decided not to ban Russia’s entire team from the games because of state-sponsored doping Rejecting calls by more than a dozen anti-doping agencies for a complete ban on Russia the IOC left it to individual sports federations to vet which athletes could compete or not Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday that so far 272 of the country’s athletes had been cleared by international federations out of an original team of 387 More than 100 however have been barred including the track and field team banned by the IAAF and more than 30 other athletes rejected under new IOC eligibility criteria Russia’s eight-member weightlifting team was kicked out of the games on Friday for what the international federation called "extremely shocking" doping results that brought the sport into "disrepute" The IOC has been roundly criticized by anti-doping bodies athletes groups and Western media for not imposing a total ban on Russia Pressure for the full sanction followed a World Anti-Doping Agency report by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren that accused Russia’s sports ministry of overseeing a vast doping conspiracy involving the country’s summer and winter sports athletes Bach has defended the decision as protecting individual athletes from collective punishment "This is a decision we just had the opportunity to discuss with some athletes" Bach said in Rio "I think the general feeling is that it is appreciated that on the one hand we are sanctioning a (doping) system but on the other hand we have given athletes who were not part of the system the opportunity to demonstrate this and then to be allowed to take part in the Olympic Games" Rio’s preparations meanwhile remain clouded on several fronts including budget cuts raw sewage that pollutes the sites of rowing sailing canoeing open water swimming and triathlon slow ticket sales and concerns over crime and the Zika virus The games come with the president awaiting an impeachment trial and the country gripped by a severe recession The Australians and at least eight other Olympic teams complained this week about their accommodations in the athletes’ village citing plumbing leaks electrical faults and dirty conditions On Friday Australian athletes and staff had to be evacuated from their building after a small fire broke out in the basement They returned safely after about 20 minutes Bach remains publicly upbeat "In the end you will see a fantastic Olympic Village and great games" he said "The Brazilians will overwhelm all of us with their passion with their joy of life their great hospitality and with their energy" The full IOC will hold a three-day session next week starting Tuesday A top item on the agenda is Wednesday’s vote on a recommendation to add five sports to the program of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics — baseball/softball surfing karate skate boarding and sport climbing The proposed sports — backed by the executive board and to be voted on as a package — would add 18 events and 474 athletes to the program An IOC program commission report released on Friday said the five sports are a blend of the traditional and emerging youth-focused events and all have international and local appeal By: Reuters | Zurich | Updated: July 31 2017 6:09 pm Jamaica’s Usain Bolt is scheduled to retire after the World Championships (Source: AP) Top News Usain Bolt’s rivals will for once be glad to see the back of a man who has dominated global sprinting for the last decade but the sport of athletics will be far less enthusiastic about bidding a final farewell to the charismatic Jamaican Bolt has completed the sprint double at the last three Olympics and had he not been disqualified ahead of the 100 metres final at Daegu in 2011 the 30-year-old could have matched that feat at the last four world championships In an era blighted by doping scandals the Jamaican has almost single-handedly kept the sport afloat but his commanding reign will come to an end when he retires after next month’s world championships finally allowing other sprinters a look-in In the simple matter of who will take his place at the top of the 100 metres podium either at or after London Canada’s Olympic sprint medallist Andre de Grasse appears to be just ahead of the pack as the leading candidate “(De Grasse) shows up when it counts That’s the mark of a veteran Even though he has been in the sport not too long” Justin Gatlin Olympic gold medallist in 2004 and runner-up behind Bolt in Rio last year told Reuters South Africa also has a new generation of stars led by Akani Simbine and Thando Roto although with their national championships taking place in March peaking twice in one season could hinder their hopes of victory in London “It’s difficult to be running fast in March and having to peak for your nationals and still find a away to be ready at the middle of August” former 200m world champion Ato Boldon told Reuters The door could also open for the United States a traditional sprint powerhouse but largely forgotten as a threat for a decade since Gatlin and Tyson Gay tested positive for illegal drugs However Christian Coleman put himself on the map when he ran 982 seconds the fastest time this year during the US collegiate championships while Trayvon Bromell won bronze at the world championships two years ago aged just 20 SOMETHING SPECIAL But whether any athlete can come close to matching Bolt’s dominance and charisma is a different matter “You would have to have someone who is dominating no one is doing that” said Michael Johnson former Olympic champion in the 200 metres and 400 metres “You would have to have someone who has something special he has in terms of personality” the American told Reuters “In track and field after I left it wasn’t like somebody just stepped in It was eight years before Bolt came along Johnson is one of those who feel the sport needs to work harder at promoting itself rather than waiting for a “new Bolt” to burst on the scene “I don’t think the sport should depend on that” he said “If the federations don’t want to have to promote the sport itself want to just ride the coattails of a great athlete yeah it’s going to be hard “It’s a great sport right here in front of all of us if we would just promote that but that takes some work It’s not that easy” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Updated: June 5 2016 12:30 am The only time the President smiled was when he was greeted by cheering school children during his welcome at the forecourt of the Great Hall the official residence of Chinese President Xi Jinping (Source: AP) Related News No fresh term President Pranab Mukherjee has indicated to close confidants that he is not interested in another term and in any case does not expect the BJP to re-nominate him Mukherjee 80 who completes his term next July is already sorting out his papers and gifts presented to him during his presidentship but the NDA government is still to decide on his replacement The name of superstar Amitabh Bachchan was doing the rounds but that was ruled out after the Panama Papers exposure Another speculation which appears unfounded is that Sharad Pawar who is an ideal compromise candidate could be in the running The final decision will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in consultation with the RSS Names being mentioned include those of Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot the Dalit face of Modi’s Cabinet and governors such as Ram Naik and Draupadi Murmu the first woman tribal to be sworn in as a governor Share This Article Related Article Regional satrap The BJP’s Karnataka state president B S Yeddyurappa defied the party’s central leadership preventing Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu from being re-nominated to the Rajya Sabha from the state At the last minute Naidu had to rush to Rajasthan to file his papers Yeddyurappa holds a grudge against Naidu since he believes he ganged up with Ananth Kumar to force him to step down as chief minister in 2011 Both Naidu and Ananth Kumar were part of the L K Advani group which felt that the powerful state chieftain had to be removed because the corruption charges against him were giving the party a bad name Yeddyurappa’s supporters were behind a social media campaign that projected that Naidu had done nothing for Karnataka as an MP and instead had even used his funds from the MPLAD scheme for Andhra Pradesh Ethical issue Dr Karan Singh chairperson of the Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee is upset at the manner in which former MP Vijay Mallya brought disrepute to the Rajya Sabha To ensure that such a scandal does not occur again the committee has sent out a questionnaire to all Rajya Sabha members reminding them of the Assets and Liabilities Rules which state that MPs are obliged to notify if there is any change in their assets and liabilities furnished by them by June 30 every year An accompanying form seeks details of loans raised from banks and financial institutions On May 3 the Ethics Committee recommended the expulsion of Mallya rejecting his defence of loan default of over Rs 9400 crore Hours after the committee’s report was submitted Mallya sent a fresh letter of resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari which was accepted before the committee’s recommendation could be taken up for action Chin chin chu At the state banquet for President Pranab Mukherjee during his recent four-day visit to China the orchestra played several tunes from Indian films But what got the Indian delegation clapping and cheering was the Gita Bali song Mera naam Chin Chin Chu from the 1958 hit Howrah Bridge in which Helen played Chin Chin Chu a flirtatious dancer from Shanghai Incidentally while Indians sometimes stereotype the Chinese as enigmatic and unsmiling this time in fact it was Chinese officials who were a bit taken aback that Mukherjee rarely smiled during the trip The only time the President let down his guard and smiled broadly was when he was greeted by cheering school children during his welcome at the forecourt of the Great Hall the official residence of Chinese President Xi Jinping Differing views Mamata Banerjee’s swearing-in ceremony in Kolkata left the Congress divided over whether a party representative should attend it or not Ambika Soni general secretary attached to Sonia Gandhi’s office was selected to go to West Bengal Since opposition leaders cutting across the political spectrum including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the National Conference’s Farooq Abdullah Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju of the TDP were scheduled to attend the swearing-in it was felt that the Congress should not keep out However Bengal PCC chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury protested to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi that party workers would be demoralised if any party leader attended Mamata’s function considering the bitterness between the two parties during the elections and the violence by TMC workers even after the polls Rahul promptly directed Soni to stay put in Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Komal RJ Panchal | Updated: February 16 2017 5:39 pm Irada actor Arshad Warsi says that he is not happy with the films and roles he is getting Related News Arshad Warsi has been talking his heart out recently In a candid conversation Arshad Warsi spoke about his family and how he is not happy with the films and roles he is getting We recently heard you say how you were jobless for three years and you were thankful to God that your wife had a job why is that so Thinking about my time in the industry I have got more than enough But there was a time where I didn’t have film I think at a point in life one needs to choose between a family and a career I chose to invest in my family I wanted to spend time with my lovely wife Maria and my children I was having a lot of fun during this ‘holiday’ I really wanted to be where my family is I am totally a family guy Are you satisfied with films/roles that come your way Not completely I am not even sure if the kind of movies I want to do are made in India I like films like Seher and Irada basically I like films that have a kind of depth But then I also like Naked Gun So I want to do different kind of work of course but it also matter what kind of people I am working with I wouldn’t work with ‘a bunch of assh*les’ and waste one to one-and-a-half years of my life More from the world of Entertainment: Star power or acting prowess what works in Bollywood Definitely the star power nobody cares about the actors Actors work in Hollywood There if ‘Superman’ is being made nobody cares if Brad Pitt is playing the superhero or a new guy the movies are still made in a same way Here it is not like that What does Irada mean to you How was it sharing the workspace with Naseer Sahab I am extremely proud of the film I am glad we still have producers making such a film I loved working on Irada as the film talks about an actual issue It is always great working with Naseer saab You know what I had once worked on a film and I met Naseeruddin Shah somewhere and he said “Arshad you are a good actor What are you doing in this film” And I didn’t know what to say Once I was asked about Naseeruddin Shah in a interview and I had said that he and I are not casual friends I look up to him… To which I got a SMS the next day by Naseeruddin Shah saying ‘Why can’t we be friends’ And there was no looking back we are great friends we drink together and he is a great actor as we all know Also read:Irada title song: Arshad Warsi Naseeruddin Shah join forces watch video Which of your characters is the closest to your heart- Circuit from Munna Bhai Babban from Ishquiya or Vicky in Maine Pyar Kyon Kiya Why I love Babban from Ishqiya Babban was a small character and I was nothing like Babban I love how raw the character is I like my character in Irada too I am portraying a role of a cop and he is layered and deep For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: October 3 2017 11:04 pm The tournament run by the Tiger Woods Foundation originally was scheduled to return to Congressional for 2018 (Source: USA Today Sports) Top News Tiger Woods’ tournament outside Washington is still talking to potential title sponsors including Quicken Loans which did not renew But it’s on the schedule for the new season as The National and PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan says it’s not coming off “We made the commitment” Monahan said “Our players are going to be showing up there and we’re going to be playing for that amount of money ($71 million) The tournament run by the Tiger Woods Foundation originally was scheduled to return to Congressional for 2018 But with uncertainly over title sponsorship the PGA Tour decided to opt out its contract with the club for 2018 and 2020 Why opt out with such certainty of playing in 2018 Monahan said there is no guarantee the National will be played in 2019 and beyond Being tied to a golf course even one as storied as Congressional might limit any negotiations “Let’s say we didn’t renew with Quicken and there was another sponsor and they had a different objective They wanted to be at a different golf course a different part of town They wanted to do something different” Monahan said “You can’t be wed to one golf course that might limit your ability to get a deal done” The tournament remains in contact with Quicken Loans and there are conversations with other potential sponsors Still on the table is a scenario in which Detroit-based Quicken Loans might be interested in having the PGA Tour closer to its headquarters But that would be after 2018 Monahan went from “highly highly likely” to “it’s for sure in DCI can say that” for the National to be held in Washington this season with or without a title sponsor The course has not been determined It was played last year at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm The Houston Open also is without a title sponsor Finding replacements is a priority for the PGA Tour along with concern that Bridgestone might not renew its title sponsorship after next year of the World Golf Championship event at Firestone PRESIDENTS CUP DOWN UNDER: The PGA Tour announced that the dates for the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne will be Dec 12-15 two days later than the conclusion of the matches the first time it went to Australia in 1998 Still to be determined is the cutoff for qualifying for the team and when to announce the captains’ picks This will be the fourth time the Presidents Cup goes to the Southern Hemisphere but the first since the PGA Tour went to a wraparound season This year the 10 automatic spots were determined on Sept 4 after the second FedEx Cup playoff event _ three weeks ahead of the matches If the cutoff is the Tour Championship in 2019 _ that presumably will be Labor Day _ then the US team would be set three months before the opening tee shot When the PGA Tour first took the Presidents Cup to Australia the cutoff for qualifying was the Tour Championship But that was on Nov 1 just five weeks ahead of the Presidents Cup The cutoff for qualifying again was the Tour Championship when the matches were at Royal Melbourne in 2011 That was Sept 25 two months before the Presidents Cup (Nov 22-25) That was when the tour had the Fall Series to allow players a chance to earn their card Tiger Woods was a captain’s pick and wound up playing the Fryscom Open to get his game sharp Several Americans also played the week before in either the Singapore Open or Australian Open What to expect in 2019 Tour officials have not begun discussions It wouldn’t make any sense to decide a team three months before the Presidents Cup Then again it could lead players to add fall events to the schedule to avoid being left off PERFECT STORM: Ben Crane rolled the dice by staying home from the Webcom Tour Championship and wound up losing Until he realized he didn’t lose much at all Crane already had a bizarre time in the WebCom Tour Finals when he was penalized eight shots and eventually disqualified for having practice stickers on his clubs that he forgot to remove He was No 18 on the Finals money list and seemingly in good shape to finish among the top 25 which are awarded PGA Tour cards So he pulled out of the final event spending his weekend at the Presidents Cup for Citi Jonathan Byrd won Sam Saunders and Shawn Stefani tied for second Before he knew it eight players did well enough to move past him And it didn’t help that eight others withdrew because they already had cards locked up When the Tour Championship was pushed to Monday they wanted to get to California for the Thursday start of the new season at the Safeway Open Bad news Not really With his conditional status Crane finished 147th in the FedEx Cup _ he figured he would miss only a couple of tournaments he normally plays And then it got better Four players ahead of him in the FedEx Cup earned cards at the Webcom Finals Five others already were exempt through winning within the last two years Now he’s not in much different position than if he had gone to Florida for the final event and earned his card LPGA MANTRA: The slogan for the LPGA Tour is “See Why It’s Different” But there’s another one at LPGA Tour headquarters mainly used internally that might be even more meaningful Heather Daly-Donofrio the chief communications and operations officer signs off her emails with “Act Like a Founder” “It’s part of our internal culture” he said “We’re here because of our 13 founders and our job is to carry that forward with the same grit and determination Everyone has really latched onto it” It’s more than just a motto For the last four years the staff nominates an employee for the “Act Like a Founder” award and the management team chooses the winner The staff member is honored at the holiday party gets a plaque signed by the living founders and wins a trip to the Founders Cup where they go to the dinner honoring pioneers “For the people who have won it” Daly-Donofrio said “it’s emotional when they get it” DIVOTS: Michelle Wie is sufficiently healed from her appendectomy and plans to play the final six LPGA Tour events Five of them are in Asia starting next week in South Korea wrapped up by the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida … Dustin Johnson finished at No 3 on the PGA Tour money list last season But he led the tour in average earnings per start at $436610 in his 20 tournaments … Thomas Bjorn and Arjun Atwal will be captains at the EurAsia Cup to be played Jan 12-14 in Malaysia Europe won 18{-5{ in 2016 The first event in 2014 ended in a tie … Americans won 33 of the 48 events on the PGA Tour this year up from 24 out of 47 the previous year STAT OF THE WEEK: Since the start of the wraparound season in October 2013 Brendan Steele last year is the only player to win the season-opening tournament and not reach the Tour Championship FINAL WORD: “They got better at doing what Europe does than what Europe did And we paid the price” _ Geoff Ogilvy on the US team spirit at the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup in recent years For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top Newscivil society and academia, Tarun Gogoi’s policy of being all things to all people in a demographically complex state, Another lawyer,after he did not appear before Metropolitan Magistrate Saumya Chauhan in response to CM Sheila Dikshit?they wanted to reach out to more people.

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